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Driver due back in court Monday

The 24-year-old Duplin County driver who struck two 13-year-old eighth-graders who were crossing East Ash Street is scheduled be back in Wayne County Superior Court. Wilder Fidelmar Mejia Alvarado of Bennett's Bridge Road, Mount Olive, is scheduled to return Monday...

Clerk's race will top ballot Tuesday

Wayne and Duplin county voters will determine the candidates for a number of local and state offices Tuesday. Democratic and Republican primaries will be held in races across North Carolina, and voters in most counties will use new, electronic voting...

Polling places

The following is a list of the polling places in Wayne County. *Fremont Fire Station at 401 N. Sycamore St. *Eureka United Methodist Church at 128 N. Church St. *Little River Fire Station at 622 Gurley Dairy Road *Pikeville Fire...

Rec Center committee still trying to cut cost

Goldsboro Recreation Center Committee members discussed ways to cut costs on the once estimated $12 million project Wednesday after Mayor Al King and others voiced their concerns about the price tag at their April 12 meeting. The committee also entertained...

Brown will take over Mount Olive job June 5

MOUNT OLIVE -- Assistant Town Manager Charles Brown has had about 10 weeks to learn the ropes -- now, he's ready to take the reins as Mount Olive's town manager. "(Current Town Manager) Ray McDonald has basically set June 2...

Wayne Memorial steps up nurse recruitment efforts

Recruitment efforts at Wayne Memorial Hospital are paying off, with 75 RNS and six LPNs signing on in the last year and another 33 new nursing graduates committed in the coming months. William Paugh, chief executive officer and president of...

Thousands crowd town for annual pickle festival

MOUNT OLIVE „ There was plenty to relish at the 20th North Carolina Pickle Festival on Saturday. Food, music, crafts, rides and games lined the streets of Mount Olive. With temperatures in the mid-60s most of the day, men, women...

Public Record

Missing person Dwight Andre Jones, 47, a resident of Salem Lodge on Salem Church Road, is described as black, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 140 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Jones wears hearing aids in both ears,...

Hospital recognizes 60 nursing staff members at annual banquet

Wayne Memorial Hospital recognized 60 nurses and nurses assistants Thursday night at Walnut Creek Country Club, with 15 receiving the Excellence in Nursing award. Candidates were nominated by co-workers, managers and others based on compassion, leadership and upholding the vision...

Ms. Gurley named Administrative Professional of Year at Cherry

Kay Gurley was named Cherry Hospital's Administrative Professional of the Year for 2006. The office assistant in the social work department is so popular three people nominated her for the honor, which was bestowed on her during an event...

Nurses Day ceremony Tuesday

All Wayne County nurses are invited to a candlelight ceremony at 8 p.m. Tuesday on the front lawn of Wayne Memorial Hospital. Nurses who have a nursing lamp are invited to bring it to use for the ceremony, which will...

Guardians ad Litem honored at luncheon

About 130 volunteers who advocate in court for abused and neglected children in Wayne, Greene and Lenoir counties were honored Friday with an appreciation luncheon. These volunteers, or Guardians ad Litem, were recognized by the district supervisor, Colleen Kosinski; the...

Students say hearing comments can be tough

Goldsboro High School junior Marcus Uzzell said his parents and grandfather also went to his school. So, when he hears people making negative comments about his family's alma mater, it's personal. "I want to say, 'Y'all, where we at?' A...

Parents: School deserves support as programs continue to improve

Both of Sonlita Brown's sons attend her alma mater, Goldsboro High School, which she says has served her children well. And like her, she says they were upset by the news that Judge Howard Manning suggested that the school was...

Electronics Recycling Day Thursday at Sam's Club

Wayne County residents are encouraged to get rid of their old electronic equipment Thursday when Keep Wayne County Beautiful sponsors its annual Electronics Recycling Day in the Sam's Club parking lot. Items will be accepted for recycling from 9 a.m....

Council will eye plan for facade

The Paramount Theater facade is among the issues Goldsboro City Council will take up Monday during its first meeting of May in council chambers at City Hall. The majority of the meeting will focus on rezoning issues and site and...

Center Street Jam gets ready for season debut

Dust off those lawn chairs, clean out your coolers and put your dancing shoes on. The seventh annual Center Street Jam kicks off Thursday, as the widely recognized Band of Oz will perform in the Waynesborough House parking lot on...